A Medicaid service coordinator is a health care professional who administers and coordinates benefits and service plans for Medicaid recipients in a group home, assisted living or medical setting.
Employers require at least an associate degree in human services, social services or nursing for this occupation. Along with education, employers also require good computer skills, excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work individually and in a team environment.
Working with people who qualify for Medicaid, these professionals ensure clients living in the facility receive all the appropriate local, federal and charitable services they are qualified for. This involves completing appropriate paperwork for benefits and services, as well as finding additional sources to improve clients' quality of life.
Salary can vary depending on the type of organization the medicaid service coordinator is employed by. As of August 2010, Indeed listed a national average salary of $48,000 per year for this occupation.
2016 Salary Information for Social and Human Service Assistants
Social and human service assistants earned a median annual salary of $31,810 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, social and human service assistants earned a 25th percentile salary of $25,350, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $40,030, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 389,800 people were employed in the U.S. as social and human service assistants.